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for immigration reform. principles which president obama said today are very much in line with his own. >> obama: smarter enforcement a pathway to earned citizenship improvements in the legal immigration system so that we continue to be a magnet for the best and the brightest all around the world. it is pretty straightforward. >> john: straightforward for some but not for all. >> obama: i promise you this, the closer we get, the more emotional this debate is going to become. there are a few things that are more important to us as a society than who gets to come here and call our country home. >> john: by the way ask a cherokee sometime how he feels about who gets to come here. and then there were the conservative ins in texas and arizona and new mexico who have helped block past proposed reforms. arizona senator john mccain, a member of the gang of eight repeated today that before any undocumented immigrants get on a path to citizenship the southern border will have to be secured and that security confirmed. >> we will have a commission made up of the most knowledgeable people including border s
obviously yesterday talking about immigration reform. >> obama: now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving hopeful immigrants who still see america as the land of opportunity. >> stephanie: one of our dearest union friends united food and commercial worker's union, i've had the honor of speaking to them many times joe hansen joins us now. >> good morning, stephanie. >> stephanie: good to talk to you again. i loved a lot of what the president had to say yesterday. talk to us about union's role in all of this. >> well, union's role, it goes back a long time. we've always been active in the issue. there was a real switch in 2000 in the afl-cio and they changed completely the way they -- we talked about immigrants and realized that immigrants have a place in our society. and that we ought to help them get a decent place in that society. so it has been -- the number of efforts along the way, there was an immigrant freedom ride that we did and in my union the ufcw, we've had immigrants in meat packing and poultry plants and retail establishments for years. it has been a l
on immigration. obama sort of raising them just a little bit by saying okay, we can do immigration reform and we'll include the lgbt community into it. now what are they going to do? how are republicans going to handle that? >> it is details they'll have to work out. this gang of eight -- we know that republicans did not want to include the lgbt component to it. it is going to be -- there's going to be parts both sides don't like. they're going to have to work it out. hopefully you're going to see the lgbt amendment stay in it. with doma, of course, potentially being struck down by the supreme court, this is an issue that may resolve itself. >> bill: think progress is also reporting that there is a republican congressman mo brooks from alabama who has offered up a constitutional amendment which says that if the president fails to balance the budget he will be -- he or she will be impeached. >> yes get out. of course, the ryan budget didn't balance for 30 years. he's going to unveil, more radical budget in ten years. so he can be president i guess. yeah, i mean look, republicans are going to cont
and address issues. president obama heads to las vegas to unveil his own immigration reform plan. he promised the reform in his 2008 but failed to deliver it in his first term. >> cenk: the reason why he failed to deliver it, of course, the republicans opposed him. the republicans seem a little more open to reform now. let me show you why. 71% of latinos voted for president obama. only 27% voted for governor romney. all of a sudden the republicans are thinking, maybe the latinos are not so bad. interesting. i'm sure that they, of course, vote based on principle, though. let me show you what is in the proposal. four major goals, providing a means for citizenship to immigrants who are already here. number two coming out with an employment verification system to make sure employers do not hire those people who are in the country illegally. number three letting in more low-skill workers and allowing employers to hire immigrants if they can show they couldn't recruit an u.s. citizen with the same skills. that's for corporate america. i'll explain that in a little bit. and number four, awarding gre
in the immigration reform either. no president obama stirred up a little dust up here with what he said about football. he gave an interview the other day to the new republic. the new republic by the way is under new ownership, ironed franklin forr back and they got a one on one interview with president obama, actually, it was two on one, two of their guys with president obama in the oval office and among other things, they asked him about the nfl and the violence in professional football and college football, and was he concerned about that. you know, the president is a huge sports fan. he is a huge football fan and he told the new republic, quote, i am a big football fan, but i have to tell you, if i had a son, i would have to think long and hard before i let him plays football. he continued, and i think those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to reduce some of the violence. well, if i had a son, he said i would have to think long and hard about letting him play football. that stirred up
think the plans are finally aligned to do something about immigration reform. president obama taking the lead of course, talking about it in his inaugural address. you know he is going to talk about it in the state of the union as well. and then the gang of eight on the -- in the united states senate, four republicans and four democrats coming forward with their outline of the legislation that they are going to introduce, which including all of the essential elements includes doing something about clamping down -- i'm sorry -- clamping down on employer who hire undocumented workers, more security at the border, and offers a path to citizenship for the 11 million people who have put down roots in this community. they are here. they have been here a long time. right now they are law-abiding citizens. they are paying taxes. they have got their families. they have got their homes. kids in school. kids in the military. they have got their jobs. they have got everything accept being american citizens. yesterday at a little forum here in washington, d.c. sponsored by "
thank you for joining us. >>> immigration reform, senator rubio is trying to keep it a secret that he and obama are on the same page. we'll be right back. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> jennifer: you might be thinking mccain versus hagel or graham versus hagel is the only republican on republican in washington, well it's not. this is what david vitter said to laura ingraham about senator rubio's position. >> i think he's naive on this issue. this is the same old formula we dwelt with before when it was it passed in 1996. >> jennifer: naive an interesting word choice. vitter is concerned undocumented immigrants is going to gain citizenship before the border is secured. senator rubio did criticize the role that border security plays in obama's plan. >> security must happen. these promises have been made in the past about border security and they've never been kept. if we can't find
's gun control or climate change tom harkin said without filibuster reform, president obama might just as well take the next four years off, go on vacation, this was the time at the beginning of each session they can change the rules. all they need are 51 votes. democrats have 55 votes. they have all of the votes they need to change the filibuster to get rid of it or to change it. several senators, jeff merkley from or gone but also tom eudall. we talked to all of them about the need to reform the filibuster. tom harkin from iowa has been at it a long time tammy baldwin, newly elected from wisconsin joined the crew. tom dashel former majority leader yesterday here on our program told us that at least the very least they had to do was make it for real so if the senator, he or she had said they were going to filibuster they had to come to the floor and talk, talk, talk talk talk as long as they can, give it the old strom thurman or mr. smith goes to washington routine. en stead, it was a announced yesterday, harry reid and mitch mccombed came to an agreeme
to throw in that last name line in time for immigration reform. maybe. maybe. will these republicans be help to president obama's fight for immigration and gun laws. for more on that we have two of our favorite democratic strategists, chair of the california democratic party women's caucus, and karen skelton. she worked in the clinton white house and on the gore campaign and has her own strategy firm. thank you guys for coming in. >> our pleasure. >> jennifer: i was saying before i really wish we had a glass of wine, we could talk about this. karen what do you think about the efforts of the republicans to rebrand themselves? >> you -- you can be modern but when your policy is that birth control is about putting an aspirin between your knees it's not going to cut it. >> jennifer: but the new republican party is going to be what? pro birth control? >> well, you mentioned immigration, they need that to win. and romney got 20% less of the latino vote than bush did. they have to fix that problem and they are going to have to go after it. >> jennifer: and i think we sh
they wanted to do immigration reform. the president spoke about it. let me show you. >> obama: the good news is for the first time in many years republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. members of both parties in both chambers are actively working on a solution. yesterday a bipartisan group of senators announced their principles for comprehensive immigration reform is very much in line with the principles i proposed and campaigned on for the last few years. >> cenk: michael, let me start with you and then paul, i want to talk to about that interesting provision in there. i love when politicians deny that something is about politics. they released right before obama was set to give a speech on immigration the white house said oh no, no, we're not worried about that. it wasn't political. but it appears that obama backed off his specific proposals and is going with a bipartisan group that the bipartisan group obviously did that to head off the president to give some credit to the republicans but then why did the democrats play along with that? >> it looks like revie
on these matters. public opinion does make a difference. supports bomb on guns by and large. supports obama on revenues i think ultimately public opinion will make a difference. >> john: and they support on filibuster reform as well. i hope harry reid can hear you. michael tomasky always a pleasure to have you. you made me feel a little better. you really did. i didn't think it was possible. >> that's why i'm here. >> john: the one and only michael tomasky. thank you for coming on again. >> thanks a lot. >> the right wing has a new word word, fascism. unfortunately they think it >> john: stay speaker of the house john boehner said, quote wants to annihilate the g.o.p. okay, let's looook at some of the annihilateing annihilation barack obama was open to the idea of outlawing contraception. no wait, that wasn't obama. that was the republicans. my bad. well, barack obama embraced backwards ideas about immigration that turned off most latinos and voting block that is essential to any modern--no, actually that was wasn't obama. that was the republicans again. in the wake of horrible mass shooti
-partisan historic it looks like bi-partisan agreement ol immigration reform making that perhaps the first big issue that will see some action even before gun control out of the congress this year. president obama's also going to be talking about that tomorrow. and on the international scene, very, very incredibly trallingtic news out of brazil where a blaze in a nightclub down there eerily reminiscent of the nightclub fire up in rhode island. what was that? just south of providence road eye island that was caused by pyrotechnics, fireworks inside of a building that the band had set off. the same thing happened in this not club in brazil. about 230 lost their lives the latest report on that. a whole lot more. we are coming to you live on your local progressive talk radio station on siriusx xm this hour only and on current tv. good to have you with us. we invite you to join the conversation any time either by phone, 866-55-press, or on twitter. follow us on getter and talk to us on twitter @bpshow or at facebook.com/billpress facebook.com/billpressshow, whatever
will support women in combat. president obama setting a time line for immigration reform. saying he would like to get it done by the summer. he emphasizes his administration has already done more on border security in the past four years than the 20 prior. and it should not stand in the way of creating a clear path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people living in the united states. we'll be back with more steph after the break. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone is ready with the know-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow. ♪ ♪ [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: oh, every day is a wond
the president's immigration record back in august. >> don't be fooled by president obama's words. he's not for immigrants. he only wants our vote. a temporary solution that still cheats them of equal status. why didn't he keep his promise of immigration reform? >> jennifer: that tv ad aired in nevada. fortunately, the president got the last laugh by carrying nevada and then returning to las vegas today. and then today's speech wasn't really about votes. maybe it was a bit but really it was deeper than that. president obama is actually trying to find a solution. and in doing so he inspires, a we just said, those of us whose families came to this exceptional family to make a life. it's my story. unless you're a native american, it's your story too. now the question is whether the congress will be able to overcome the tired and old arguments and make it their story, a bipartisan tale as well. with us to break down the road ahead for immigration reform is "newsweek" daily beast correspondent michael tomasky who joins us from washington, d.c. welcomed in "the war room." >> good evening ni
. president obama traveling to las vegas today to unveil his plans for comprehensive immigration reform. democratic senator schumer, and others worked for the republicans and democrats worked to carve out a brood set of principles. the second prong would be changing our immigration system so as so improve our economy. and the fourth part of the plan would be setting up is better system for the workers. >> to create a system to bring them forward. allow them to settle their debt to society. >> the expected to praise the blueprint but advocate a faster path to citizenship for undocumented workers and students. the president is expected to include a call for treating same-sex couples with one immigrant partner just the same as we would a married heterosexual couple. which mean gay and lesbian u.s. citizens would have the same right to apply for citizenship. we're back after the break with more steph. stay with us. ♪ hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is go
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